After making scratchproof glass for smartphones and tablets in past years, Corning is now working on making its famous Gorilla Glass resistant to germs and glare as well, a tech site reported.
Mashable said Corning is adding anti-reflective and anti-microbial technology to further protect the touchscreens of mobile electronic devices.
"Corning is working to invent a cover glass that can kill both drug-resistant bacteria and drug-resistant viruses," it quoted Corning senior vice-president and operations chief of staff Jeffrey Evenson as saying at the MIT Technology Review Mobile Summit 2013
Evenson said Corning started its work on anti-microbial technology for the health care industry, but eventually realized a bigger market for the successor of Gorilla Glass.
Mashable noted germ-fighting screens would be good news for any consumer as recent studies indicated cell phones have more germs than a toilet seat, kitchen counter, a pet's food dish, checkout screen and doorknob.
Also, Evenson said Corning is working on anti-reflective glass to counter screen glare.
"It's going to make sunlight reading much, much easier," Mashable quoted Evenson as saying. — TJD, GMA News